The Loppers

The Co-op kids recently had the opportunity to learn how to use a garden lopper to cut off the branches of some old Christmas trees. Each year we ask our families to bring their old trees to us instead of putting them out for recycling. The littles incorporate the trees into their outdoor play until they […]

The Piñata

(I originally wrote this post last year and have edited it with updated photos and content. Why reinvent the wheel, right?) It has become tradition here to have a Winter Pajama Fiesta in mid-December to usher in the winter holidays. We all wear our cozy pajamas, our families bring the fixings for nachos and our […]

Holiday Crazies

If you are like me, your Facebook news feed is filled with suggestions and activities and outings for the holidays that can’t be missed, not to mention all the family obligations! All of them look and sound wonderful and make me think that everything is not to be missed, or I will somehow deprive my […]

Setting the Example

This past Saturday, I presented a 3 hour workshop on outdoor play at a small state-wide child care conference. It’s been a while since I last facilitated a workshop with participants that were not my own staff, mostly because I don’t look forward to the blank stares and sometimes verbal push back I get when […]